Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Buffalo News of Buffalo, New York. It’s titled: Tell kids about God’s word as a way to stop the violence.
We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), so we usually omit the writer’s full name and city. After Googling around, we think the letter-writer has some kind of position with the Lancaster Presbyterian Church, located near Buffalo, which was recently affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. But we see no indication that she’s a preacher, so we’ll use only her first name, which is Gloria. We’ll give you a few excerpts from her brief letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
For nearly 100 years we’ve been teaching our kids that they are the result of random chance; that they have no purpose or responsibility; that they are like any other animal.
That’s Darwin’s theory — no doubt about it. But Gloria doesn’t like it. She says:
Our schools are not allowed to teach any other belief. Hundreds of scientists who believe in intelligent design are mocked and silenced. However, Darwinism is a theory with little to no hard evidence.
Gloria is very well informed. There are about 800 who have signed the Discovery Institute’s shabby little list, A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism, but that’s less than one-tenth of one percent of the scientists who think otherwise — see NCSE’s “Project Steve” Now Has 1,300 Steves. Let’s read on:
Lives are changed when people realize that they are created for a purpose.
Yes, oh yes! Creationists are so much nicer than all those brutish, mass-murdering, suicide-bombing biologists. Gloria continues:
The natural energy and strength of men is harnessed to a desire to protect what is right, not in their own eyes, but in the moral law given by a Creator.
Verily, Gloria speaks The Truth™. And that is the rationale for the conclusion of her inspiring letter:
Do we really want to stop the violence? Set the truth of God’s word free.
Gloria’s got the answer! When we stop teaching Darwin’s nonsense, there will be no more violence. It’s so obvious!
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